The highly anticipated International 19 kicks off Thursday in Shanghai, China with group stage play that will run for four days.

The 18 teams are divided between two groups and playing a round-robin, best-of-2 format. The top four teams in each group will advance to the Upper Bracket of the Main Event, the bottom team in each group is eliminated and the remaining teams will participate in the Lower Bracket of the Main Event.

The Main Event is set for Aug. 20-25 at Mercedes-Benz Arena.

The event has a record $33 million prize pool.

Here is the first-day schedule:

Team Secret vs. Alliance

Team Liquid vs. Newbee

PSG.LGD vs. Chaos Esports Club

TNC Predator vs. Keen Gaming

Vici Gaming vs. Royal Never Give Up

Virtus Pro vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas

Evil Geniuses vs. Fnatic

OG vs. Natus Vincere

Team Liquid vs. Chaos Esports Club

TNC Predator vs. Mineski

PSG.LGD vs. Keen Gaming

Team Secret vs. Newbee

Virtus Pro vs. Royal Never Give Up

Evil Geniuses vs. Natus Vincere

OG vs. Infamous

Vici Gaming vs. Fnatic

Team Secret vs. Team Liquid

PSG.LGD vs. TNC Predator

Alliance vs. Chaos Esports Club

Keen Gaming vs. Mineski

--Field Level Media

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